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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018: Switzerland is on board again!

Once again, the week from 12 to 18 November 2018 will be a chance to talk about antibiotic resistance all over the world, including Switzerland. The actors involved are invited to take part with a range of activities. As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, the federal authorities are planning to launch a national campaign to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance.  

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Information on the use of antibiotics

pharmaSuisse Swiss Pharmacists Association, the
Association of Swiss doctors FMH and the Federal Office of Public Health have joined forces to produce a fact sheet containing information and recommendations related to the use of antibiotics.  

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Fields of activity

Überwachung

Field of activity Monitoring

A good and comprehensive set of data creates the foundation which allows measures to be implemented in a targeted manner.

Prävention

Field of activity Prevention

Preventive measures promote the health of humans and animals in such a way that the use of antibiotics, and thus the development of resistance, can be reduced.

Appropriate use of antibiotics

Field of activity Appropriate use of antibiotics

Antibiotics must be used appropriately to prevent the development of resistance.

Resistance control

Field of activity Resistance control

When resistant organisms develop, these must be rapidly identified and their transmission and spread minimised.

Forschung und Entwicklung

Field of activity Research and development

Interdisciplinary research and development focusing on the creation, transmission, spread and combating of resistant bacteria is being intensified.

Cooperation

Field of activity Cooperation

Cross-sector cooperation will be actively promoted and improved to successfully combat problems.

Information und Bildung

Field of activity Information and education

Knowledge of antibiotic resistance will be improved among experts and the general public so that more responsible decisions are taken and resistance levels fall.

Rahmenbedingungen

Field of activity General conditions

The general conditions will be checked and framed in such a way as to ensure that effective antibiotics continue to be available and that they will be used responsibly.

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